Nerf Rival guns that shoot at 70MPH with accuracy want to lure high-schoolers
As kids nothing gets better than Nerf guns. It’s the most impressive weaponry available for kids. But through the teens, as kids grow up, they begin to trade off Nerf guns for Paintball guns to catch up with manly fun. To keep high-schoolers attached to the Nerf guns, a new Rival line of Nerf guns that shoot inch-thick foam balls at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour [approximately 100 feet per second] were revealed at the Toy Fair 2015 in New York. The newly launched high-powered pair of blasters, for comparison, shoot foam balls at about a third of the speeds that paintballs leave the gun.
As mentioned, the Nerf Rival guns come in two versions – Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 and Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700. The former is available for $50 and the latter will sell for $25. Zeus MXV-1200 is motorized blaster that features 12 Nerf Rival foam balls (rounds with golf ball like dimples for stability in the air), which are stored in a plastic tube-like fast-load magazine; the gun comes in red or blue colors with a safety switch. Apollo XV-700 is the cheaper version and is also available in red and blue colors. It’s a manual spring loaded blaster, is lighter to carry and holds only seven rounds clip that loads into the handle.
Interestingly, the battery powered Nerf Rival guns can be purchased with additional ammunition supplies and a much required face mask for additional safety. You can get 18 extra rounds for $12, and the face mask (also available in red and blue colors) can be purchased for $15 each. For insights on Nerf Rival – Behind the Blaster – check out the video below.